Mom Strength

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This is my last week coaching regular classes at the gym. It’s hard to believe it’s almost time for Baby Rogers to make his or her appearance! I hope you all know how much I’ll miss you while I’m gone, and try to think of me while you’re kicking butt in the gym these next 2 months. All the new, inevitable changes going on will give me plenty to blog about, so you can read about my latest complaint/learning experience/training attempt over at beckygetsdiesel.blogspot.com


But before I go, I have a few tips for my fellow pregnant (or soon-to-be pregnant) Crossfitters. These are the little things I’ve learned over the last 9 months.


– Your doctor means well, but you are the only one who knows what you can handle on any given day. Run, squat, deadlift as long as you feel comfortable.

– Start getting your back prepared to support all that extra belly weight by doing good mornings as part of your warm up.

– K2E is a great sub for sit ups, but eventually you’ll get sick of them.

– The hardest thing to get used to is how easily you get out of breath. Don’t let it scare you or frustrate you.

– Box jumps become uncomfortable REAL quick. Step ups are a great sub.


– As your list of comfortable movements become limited, focus your attention on mobility.

– Towards the end all you may be able to do is variations of squat and press. Trust me, it’s enough.



Benchmark WOD “Grace”

30 clean and jerks (135/95)

Record time, update tracking sheet.



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